A St Catherine's Hospice nurse and patient on our Crawley IPU - what we do

What We Do

We’re there for people in Sussex and East Surrey, with expert hospice care, when and where they need us most. Our skilled teams are on hand to support people living with terminal illness in their homes, at our Day Hospice and on our wards.

Tailored care

It could be a bath, a favourite meal, or helping someone manage their pain. For us, hospice care is whatever our patients and those closest to them need it to be. It’s different for everyone, and we empower our patients to make their own decisions whenever they can.

We also give emotional, spiritual and welfare support to anyone affected by death and bereavement.

When you feel ready to consider how you’d like to be cared for in the final months of your life, our downloadable Advance Care Plan can help you to document your decisions about future care. Our team can support you to plan and discuss your choices.  Having these conversations while you are still well enough can assist you in feeling more in control, help reassure you and your family, and make clear what care you’d like in place as you become less well.

Pioneering standards

St Catherine’s Hospice was established in 1983 and we are experts in end of life care. We’re the leading provider of hospice care in Sussex and East Surrey, helping around 2,100 terminally ill people, their family members, friends, and carers each year.

We believe that we are better and stronger together and so also offer specialist training, take part in research and work with the wider sector to pioneer standards in palliative care and support.

Community generosity

Our care is only possible thanks to the generosity of our local community who donate to and volunteer with us. Each year around £7.5 million is donated by our supporters and more than 1,000 people volunteer to help give our tailored care when people need us most. Community support means we’re there when life comes full circle.

To find out how you can be part of our life-changing work, visit our support us pages.

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